Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

(In chronological order)
These are opportunities that are time specific.


Garage Clean Up

Out Youth’s clothing closet and storage garage is in need of some serious TLC. Join us as we clean out and organize the garage. Warning you will get sweaty !

When: Sunday, September 8th from 9 am - 12 pm

Where: Out Youth

contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org

Aids Services of Austin (ASA) Aids Walk Austin

Since 1987, AIDS Walk Austin has brought together thousands of people from the community to benefit 10 AIDS Service Organizations in Central Texas. Each year walkers, sponsors, and supporters join together to create awareness, fight stigma, and raise much-needed funds for HIV prevention and care services. 

As a beneficiary of the Step to Zero we will be there, helping to ensure that the event goes as smoothly as possible.

When: Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Rebublic Square, 422 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX

To register or getting additionally information please go here.

contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org


#AustinOutProud is a community engagement series for supporters of Out Youth.  #AustinOutProud will host free, quarterly events for advocates, donors, supporters, volunteers, and their friends.

Volunteers are needed at:

  • Registration:

    • Check in attendees

    • Direct attendees to the information desk if they would like to donate to or volunteer with Out Youth

    • Inform attendees about the event

The next #AustinOutProud event will be on Monday, April 29 beginning at 5 pm. 

Volunteers needed

When: Monday, September 23
            4:30 pm - 7 pm

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org

Community Engagement

As a community engagement volunteer you will attend events and tell people about the work that we are doing at Out Youth. Volunteers would be responsible for:

  • Being a representative of Out Youth 

  • Picking up and returning the tabling kit

  • Tabling at events that staff are not able to attend and answering questions to the best of your ability about Out Youth and what we do

Available volunteer times:
Saturday, October 19
Out + Lift
Ignite Fitnez (1005 East St Elmo Rd, Bldg 10, Austin, Texas 78745)
Time : 9 am – 5 pm
Parking: Lot
Volunteers needed: 2 (per shift)
9 am - 11 am: 2
11 am - 1 pm: 2
1 pm - 3 pm: 2
3 pm- 5 pm: 1

Contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org

Glitz Gala

Out Youth’s annual Glitz Gala is a night to come together to celebrate all of the great work that Out Youth has done as well as to fundraise for the upcoming year.

When: Saturday, November 16

12 pm - 4 pm

  • Set up (unlimited spots)

Help set up and decorate for Glitz including: Set up the registration area, Set up the silent auction, Set up DJ equipment, Set up the photo booth, Hang up signage.

5 pm - 11 pm

  • Registration (10)

Help with registration including: Check people in via online ticket/table purchase, Instruct people on how to purchase tickets if they haven’t already,

Check in volunteers will be asked to watch some video trainings and an in person

6 pm - 10 pm

  • Silent Auction (5)

Help with silent auction including: Monitor item lists, Answer patron questions, Break down the auction when the evening is over

  • Paddles Up (10)

Help with paddles up including: Monitor patrons who bid on items during Paddles Up portion of the evening

  • Photo Booth (1)

Oversee photo booth/ step and repeat by maintaining a flow of patrons who want to get their photo taken in the booth by assisting with set up and directing patrons to move along once photo is done.

  • Floaters (2)

Additional Volunteers who will be trained on a multitude of volunteer spots for this evening.

9 pm - 11 pm

  • Dessert Table (2)

Help attendees with their cold brew, donuts, and other desserts. Help set up the dessert table and make sure that it goes out at the correct time.

11 pm - 12 am

  • Clean up (unlimited spots)

Help clean up including: Break down the registration area, Break down the silent auction, Break down DJ equipment, Break down the photo booth, Take down signageVolunteers are asked to wear “show blacks” attire, which is all black, neat, but casual clothing such as a collared (dress or polo) shirt, slacks, dress, or skirt and dress shoes, flats, or comfortable heels.

contact: briona.jenkins@outyouth.org

Texas GSA Network Registration Drive Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to call middle school and high school social workers and guidance counselors across Texas in order to:

  • Educate GSA faculty advisors, and social workers and guidance counselors at schools without a GSA, on how the Texas GSA Network can be of service to them

  • Gather and report on the contact information for faculty advisors and student leaders of GSAs across the state as well as information about how each GSA functions

  • Learn about their schools’ student-led GSA clubs (Gay-Straight Alliances or Gender & Sexualities Alliances)

  • Register GSAs with the Texas GSA Network, all while respecting and ensuring student, faculty and school privacy

For a full volunteer description please visit outyouth.org/texas-gsa-volunteer

contact: heather.frederick@outyouth.org

Splash Days

“Splash Days is proud of our 501c3 classification and our ability to benefit the Austin LGBT community. We are a national/international weekend of music, dance, and unity; Austin’s largest and best gay dance party weekend. We enjoy bringing fun loving men and women to Austin from all over to socialize, dance/listen to DJs from around the country/world, and to experience our beautiful city and friendly people. More importantly, we love giving back to the community. This year, Splash Days beneficiaries (receiving 100% of our profits) are AIDS Services of Austin (ASA) via the Octopus Club, Kind Clinic, and Out Youth.” - The Splash Days Website

Volunteer tasks vary, but are primarily working the entrance at the event helping to get folks in the door (for example, will-call, putting on wrist bands, checking IDs

*Please note that this is not an Out Youth Volunteer opportunity and that you must be 21+ to help.*

contact: rickluisi@gmail.com

If you haven’t found a volunteer opportunity that fits what you are looking for or if you have an idea of another way you want to get involved, please email our Development Coordinator, Bri Jenkins, at briona.jenkins@outyouth.org.